Glossary of terms, acronyms, and abbreviations for the Infection Control in Healthcare Personnel Guideline (2023).

Glossary of Terms

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Acronyms and abbreviations used in this document.
Abbreviation Expansion
ACIP Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
ACOEM American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
B. pertussis Bordetella pertussis
BMBL Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CLIA Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments
CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
CoP Conditions of Participation
CSF Cerebrospinal Fluid
DHQP Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
EHR Electronic Health Record
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FMLA Family and Medical Leave Act (of 1993)
GAS Group A Streptococcus
HCO Healthcare Organization
HCP Healthcare Personnel
HICPAC Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee
HIPPA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
IDSA Infectious Diseases Society of America
IIS Immunization Information Systems
IPC Infection Prevention and Control
IV Intravenous
LP Lumbar Puncture
NHSN National Healthcare Safety Network
NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
N. meningitidis Neisseria meningitidis
OHS Occupational Health Services
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PCR Polymerase Chain Reaction
PEP Postexposure Prophylaxis
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
PPME Pre-Placement Medical Evaluation
RADT Rapid Antigen Detection Test
RT Reverse Transcription
SESIP Sharps with Engineered Sharps Injury Protection
SHEA Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
STSS/td> Streptococcal Toxic-Shock Syndrome
TB Tuberculosis
Tdap Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis
TMP-SMZ Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole


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